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14:35 Meydan (UAE)

Cespa Energy Maiden Stakes

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand
  • AED 65,001 added
  • Winner: AED 37,185
  • 2nd: AED 14,063
  • 3rd: AED 6,986
  • 4th: AED 3,198
Weighed In
  • Off Time: 14:36:21
  • 15 Ran
1(13)
Silk - royal Blue, yellow diamond hoop, royal blue sleeves, yellow stripes, yellow cap, royal blue star
  • Form 2/
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6

2(6)
Silk - Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star
11/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6

3(2)
Silk - Maroon, white braces, white sleeves, white cap
25/1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6

4(14)
Silk - Royal Blue, Red sash, White sleeves, Red cap
50/1
  • Form 57-4560
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6

5(1)
Silk - Black, white chevron, white stars on red sleeves, red cap
50/1
  • Form 56779-8
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-6

6(3)
Silk - Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, white cap

Murasil (USA)

26 t BF
8/1
  • Form 27-8
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6

7(9)
Silk - Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap
7/1
  • Form 8442-0
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 80

8(7)
Silk - Red and emerald green halved horizontally, black hoop, red and emerald green halved sleeves, black armlets, red cap
  • Form 563-532
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6

9(15)
Silk - Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

10(10)
Silk - Maroon, white braces, white sleeves, black cap
14/1
  • Form 4-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

11(4)
Silk - Gold, black braces, black sleeves, gold, black star cap
20/1
  • Form 5223-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 78

12(5)
Silk - Yellow, dark blue seams, yellow, dark blue seams sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 555-8
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

13(8)
Silk - Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap
  • Form 9
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

14(12)
Silk - Gold, white stripe, white, gold stars sleeves, white cap
25/1
  • Form 3423-00
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

15(11)
Silk - White, green epaulettes, white, green stars sleeves, white, green star cap
10/1
  • Form 477-3
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

In depth

Verdict

This is a minor meeting, mainly for local horses with all races on Tapeta. Respect Me never got into the action at Abu Dhabi last week, his first start since finishing runner-up to subsequent Listed winner Astonishing at Kempton last summer. Sooth Al Ssalam finished a long way in front of him at Abu Dhabi but has looked better over further than this. Istikshaf was a costly failure in the UK and finished a long way last on his debut here in January. His former stablemate Mountain Lion looks more reliable having shown plenty of pace on his opening run here but Tahadee hasn't taken to the surface and Year Of Glory, though running quite well, has a poor draw to overcome. MURASIL started favourite for a maiden over 1m3f on his reappearance but weakened late after holding every chance. Today's trip can enable him to gain his first success.

Formwatch

Arabian Skies (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Raced green towards rear, pushed along and headway 3f out, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Dashing Star (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov '12.

Expert Answer 14-1 (8-12) 6th of 13, 8l behind Stalactite (8-3) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 6f mdn stks.

I'tilaf Street Cry horse out of Be Happy.

Lake Hawk (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) last of 11, well behind Ghost Army (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f mdn stks in Feb.

Merjaan 50-1 (8-12) 8th of 13, 9l behind Stalactite (8-3) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 6f mdn stks.

Murasil (USA) 5-2fav (8-11) 8th of 11, 13l behind Ghost Army (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f mdn stks in Feb.

Respect Me (8-12) 10th of 14, 8l behind Covert Desire (8-13) at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 1m 3f mdn stks gf.

Sooth Al Ssalam (USA) (8-7) 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Covert Desire (8-13) at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 1m 3f mdn stks gf.

Dubawitech (IRE) Dubawi colt out of Idonea.

Francistown (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Slowly away raced green in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never a factor, 4th of 7, 17l behind Istimraar (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.

Istikshaf (IRE) 6-1 (8-5) last of 15, 32l behind Touch Gold (8-12) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Jan.

Mountain Lion (IRE) 13-2 (8-5) 8th of 15, 6l behind Touch Gold (8-12) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Jan.

Salvadori (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) 9th of 11, 5l behind He's No Saint (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 7f con stks gd in Feb.

Tahadee (IRE) 10-3 (8-9) last of 13, 37l behind Stalactite (8-3) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 6f mdn stks.

Year Of Glory (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) 3rd of 9, 3l behind Returning Hero (9-0) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 1m mdn stks in Feb.